Solo trip to Vizag and Araku valley

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8th Apr 2019
Photo of Solo trip to Vizag and Araku valley by Sudeshna Choudhury
Day 1

I reached Vishakhapatnam by train, over night journey from Cuttack, Odisha. It was 6 am when I reached the station and there by I booked one day package trip to Araku for next day from Andhra Pradesh tourism counter located at Vishakhapatnam railway station.
I took an auto to Oyo nearby railway station which I have pre-booked.
After breakfast I hired an activa on rent and headed towards Rushikonda beach. There is even option for water sports.

Rushikonda beach

Photo of Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India by Sudeshna Choudhury

"Where the waves crash - Rushikonda beach"

Photo of Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India by Sudeshna Choudhury

I enjoyed my lunch at Rushikonda beach and headed towards Kailash Giri hill.
As mentioned in my photo blog Vizag - cocktail of sea and mountain.
One can also enjoy ropeway and toy train at Kailash Giri hill top.

"mesmerising view from Kailash Giri hill top"

Photo of Solo trip to Vizag and Araku valley by Sudeshna Choudhury

In the evening I visited INS kushagra and aircraft museum near RK beach.
It was worth visiting submarine museum. One will get to know now challenging life is in a submarine.

Submarine museum - RK Beach

Photo of Solo trip to Vizag and Araku valley by Sudeshna Choudhury

Aircraft museum

Photo of Solo trip to Vizag and Araku valley by Sudeshna Choudhury
Day 2

I joined the package trip troop to Araku - a small hill station near Vizag which is about 100 kms from Vizag.
Inclusion in package trip: Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks.
Sightseeing places:
1. Coffee garden
2. Padmapuram gardens
3. Tribal museum
4. Coffee museum
5. Araku valley view point
6. Borra caves

One can enjoy the trip to Araku valley in train... Since there was no seat available I availed for bus...

Photo of Araku, Andhra Pradesh, India by Sudeshna Choudhury

Coffee plantation at Araku

Photo of Araku, Andhra Pradesh, India by Sudeshna Choudhury

Coffee beans....

Photo of Araku, Andhra Pradesh, India by Sudeshna Choudhury

Padmapuram gardens

Photo of Araku, Andhra Pradesh, India by Sudeshna Choudhury

Tribal dance is always fun.... So let's pose for it....

Photo of Araku, Andhra Pradesh, India by Sudeshna Choudhury

Depicting tribal life...

Photo of Araku, Andhra Pradesh, India by Sudeshna Choudhury
Photo of Araku, Andhra Pradesh, India by Sudeshna Choudhury

Tribal cuisine - bamboo chicken

Photo of Araku, Andhra Pradesh, India by Sudeshna Choudhury

It is advisable to buy spices and coffee from Araku.
I enjoyed bamboo chicken in lunch.
Post lunch tribal dance is organised in the hotel.
In the evening I had some export quality coffee at coffee museum and then visited Borra caves.

Enjoyed a cup of coffee at coffee museum

Photo of Solo trip to Vizag and Araku valley by Sudeshna Choudhury

Araku valley view point

Photo of Solo trip to Vizag and Araku valley by Sudeshna Choudhury
Photo of Solo trip to Vizag and Araku valley by Sudeshna Choudhury

Borra caves... Borra which means hole...

Photo of Solo trip to Vizag and Araku valley by Sudeshna Choudhury

Inside Borra caves

Photo of Solo trip to Vizag and Araku valley by Sudeshna Choudhury
Day 3

It was a 3 days trip. On the 3rd day I planned to visit Yarada beach.
I tried some sea food also.
I hired an activa for the day. But it is advisable to hire a local cab or auto since the roads are stiff.
Vizag light house has a wonderful view- dolphin nose view. It opens at 3 pm. So before that I visited Yarada beach. It has its own beauty.

Yarada beach

Photo of Solo trip to Vizag and Araku valley by Sudeshna Choudhury

Dolphin nose view

Photo of Solo trip to Vizag and Araku valley by Sudeshna Choudhury
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